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How a city works on its identity Visit

/05/2017

The Wild West Trip

/08/2017

For a respectful, sustainable renovation and redevelopment of the municipal swimming pool in Ostend Miscellaneous

/2018

Trip

Visit How a city works on its identity

Oosteroever, Oostende

Archipel and Oostende Werft works together on a day trip to the East Bank in Oostende. It is a complex area containing a port, a dune landscape, an existing residential area and the redevelopment of an existing port and industrial area. This area should develop into a full-fledged district that adds a new character to Ostend: an asymmetry in the central harbor.
Charles Vanackere (AGSO Director) and architectural Conix RDBMS explain then architect and urban Marc Martens takes us on an intense, fascinating walk through the history of the site.

/05/2017

Trip The Wild West

This spring Archipel goes off on a journey, not on an exotic destination like Chandigarh or Naoshima, but to the Flemish hinterland where the names of the hamlets vaguely sounds familiar and where cyclists tracks are guiding us.
The tour, on the bus with camera, sketchbook and suitcase in hand, is this year is a diptych. In true colonial style we shared Flanders on a north-south axis. This trip is the first.

/08/2017

Miscellaneous For a respectful, sustainable renovation and redevelopment of the municipal swimming pool in Ostend

On January 11, 2016 the Ostend city council decided to discontinue the ongoing bouwmeester- procedure for the renovation of the Ostend municipal pool. The pool complex (architects Paul Felix and Jan Tanghe, designed in 1967-71, built in 1972-76) was on the Flemish Inventory for Architectural Heritage, and was given a high locus value in Ostend plan Architectural Heritage. Archipel launched a petition for an adapted reuse.

/2018

Trip

Poetry of the everyday

Program 2017: Cahier#005